most. news 4's jackie benson has the story. >> what does that say about you as a society? >> reporter: discussing a quote from russian literature is all in a day's work. he's the school resource officer. in the complicated world of teenagers, he is an approachable adult, dispensing a combination of justice, advice, and occasionally tough love. >> he is a deterrent when people come in. i think they're comforted, whether it be a teacher, student, or parent to know we have an officer that can react appropriately, immediately to a situation. >> reporter: for years, while other law enforcement agencies were pulling cops from schools for budget reason, charles county sheriff rex coffee was adding them. >> our officers that are in the middle schools and high schools are also responsible to, you know, make periodic checks to the elementary schools. that's something we've been doing here for a while in charles county. >> reporter: the school system even has its own version of the crime solvers program. cash for anonymous tips that solve or prevent crimes.